[SOLVED] Plugging LED strips into motherboard ?

Aug 9, 2021
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I've just bought 2 x RGB LED strips for my case, package included one more cables which those strips are hooked up to.
It looks like this (cable):



As I have a motherboard with two 12v rgb headers, my question is can I plug strips directly and seperately in those two headers without using this ''Y'' cable and connecting
both strips in 1 header ? I would prefer to do it that way so as to get rid of one extra cable in the case.

Need to make sure before, will everything work good each way?
 

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Yes, you can connect two lights trips to separate mobo headers - you do not have to use a Splitter.

HOWEVER, your photo indicates a problem! It shows a picture highlighting a 3-pin Addresable RGB header, but the CABLE shown is for the OTHER system - 4-pin plain RGB. So, whichh type of LIGHTS did you buy, and does your mobo have the correct headers for that? You cannot mix them up.
 

Paperdoc

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Yes, you can connect two lights trips to separate mobo headers - you do not have to use a Splitter.

HOWEVER, your photo indicates a problem! It shows a picture highlighting a 3-pin Addresable RGB header, but the CABLE shown is for the OTHER system - 4-pin plain RGB. So, whichh type of LIGHTS did you buy, and does your mobo have the correct headers for that? You cannot mix them up.
 
Aug 9, 2021
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I believe it's just an issue with a photo, specifically with a mobo header photo.
Now I checked specification of led strips I bought and this is:

Specifications:
Strip light voltage: DC 12V
Power supply: 4Pin RGB header
Strip length: about 30cm / piece
LED chip type: RGB multi-color
Control mode: software
LED type: 5050 SMD
Lifespan: Over 50,000 hours

Package includes:
2x RGB sync light strips
1x cable


And apart of that, on strip itself it's marked 12V. Also each strip has ending with a female 4 pin connector.
My motherboard is Gigabyte Z590 ud ac, and it has two 12V RGB headers and two 5V addressable headers.
 

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